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JENNIFER SBRANTI is the co-founder and Editor-in-Chief of Hostess with the Mostess® (HWTM), a hip and modern party planning resource. HWTM brings creative entertaining ideas to light through an inspirational “how-to” website and popular daily blog.

Having hosted countless celebrations herself, ranging from special occasion showers and everyday get-togethers to large events, Sbranti now shares her contemporary style and no-fuss approach to entertaining with others. Her ideas have been featured in media outlets such as People, InStyle Weddings, Life&Style, Real Simple, and Extra! TV, and she is a featured contributor for several well-respected online communities, including iVillage.com and BHG.com.

Sbranti resides in San Diego with her husband {and business partner} Sonny and their sweet 1-year old daughter, Macy.

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Sometimes, kids can’t choose their own birthday theme and it’s up to the parents to decide. This year, the very talented Brittany Schwaigert of GreyGrey Designs had just the right idea for her son’s 6th birthday that she knew he would love — a Creative & Playful Wheels on the Bus Birthday Party! Brittany is known for going above and […]

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We see a lot of Sesame Street parties, but sometimes I forget how special it is that I got to grow up watching the show, and kids today still love it! Tim and Karen Lee Phan of Makeup by Karen Lee DIYed the heck out of this Backyard Sesame Street First Birthday Party for their little guy Landon’s big […]

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One year old may be a bit young to run off & join the circus, but that didn’t stop Aline Menezes of Pink Ateliê de Festas from bringing the circus to a little girl’s big day with this Pink Ballet Circus First Birthday Party! The focus was PINK & lots of it! Throw in some ballerinas, circus animals and high flying […]

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He shoots, he scores!! Candace McMaster of Candy and Cake Sugar Designs planned & styled this Slapshot Hockey Birthday Party for her hockey-loving son. Although weather changed their plans to have fun outdoors, mom was quick on her toes to improvise some new indoor games! Not to mention that she baked that fabulous hockey net & goalie cake herself and put […]

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Tea parties aren’t just for little debutantes, and since Lauren Borquez of Capes & Crowns is a mother of two little boys, she wanted to create something that they could enjoy as well! In argyle vests, bow ties and the cutest paige boy hats, the boys got all dressed up for this Little Gentlemen’s Croquet & Tea Party, complete […]

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I’m using month #6 of our year-long Free Printables Blog Hop as an excuse to finally share the details on a crafty little birthday party DIY project that I dreamed up quite a while back! {And if you haven’t already guessed, the theme of this month’s printables is “Happy Birthday”. Scroll down for a sneak […]

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